12-year-old wearing helmet survives Mansfield motorcycle crash, 30-year-old man not wearing helmet dies

12-year-old wearing helmet survives Mansfield motorcycle crash, 30-year-old man not wearing helmet dies

MANSFIELD, Ohio (WOIO) - Police said a 30-year-old man not wearing a helmet was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon.

According to Mansfield police, his 12-year-old passenger survived the crash because they were wearing a helmet.

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. when police said Brandon Polak was traveling westbound on Park Avenue West and struck the rear drivers side of a Ford 550 truck.

Both Polak and the 12-year-old were thrown from the bike.

Polak was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 12-year-old is being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The two people inside the truck were not injured.

Mansfield police said the crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

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